Sky Harbor Airport & Seaplane Base

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Sky Harbor Airport
Sky Harbor Airport & Seaplane Base
Airport type Public
Owner Duluth Airport Authority
Serves Duluth, Minnesota
Elevation AMSL 610 ft / 186 m
Coordinates 46°43′19″N 092°02′36″W / 46.72194°N 92.04333°W / 46.72194; -92.04333
DYT is located in Minnesota
DYT is located in the US
Location of airport in Minnesota/United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 3,050 930 Asphalt
13W/31W 5,000 1,524 Water
9W/27W 10,000 3,048 Water
Aircraft operations (2006) 13,900
Based aircraft (2016) 26
Sources: Minnesota DOT,[1] FAA,[2] Airport website[3]

Sky Harbor Airport & Seaplane Base[1] or Sky Harbor Airport[2][3] (ICAO: KDYTFAA LID: DYT) is a public airport in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.[2] It is located near the Wisconsin border, between Superior Bay and Lake Superior.[4] The airport is six nautical miles (11 km) southeast of the central business district of Duluth, Minnesota, on Minnesota Point within its city limits.[2]

The airport is owned by the Duluth Airport Authority and has been operating for over 50 years. It is one of only four airports in Minnesota offering both a hard surface runway for airplanes and water landing areas for seaplanes.[3]

Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Sky Harbor Airport is assigned DYT by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA.[5]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Sky Harbor Airport covers an area of 70 acres (28 ha) which contains one asphalt paved runway designated 14/32 which measures 3,050 by 75 feet (930 x 23 m). Runway 32 has a displaced threshold 658 ft past the beginning of the hard surface leaving 2,392 ft for landing. It also has two seaplane landing areas: 9W/27W is 5,000 by 1,500 feet (1,524 x 457 m) and 13W/31W is 10,000 by 2,000 feet (3,048 x 610 m).[2]

For the 12-month period ending May 30, 2006, the airport had 13,900 aircraft operations, an average of 38 per day: 94% general aviation and 6% air taxi. In 2016, there were 26 aircraft based at this airport: 23 single-engine and 3 multi-engine. [2]


Sky Harbor Airport was founded in 1946 by Jack Brockway and William Neukom.


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